Friday, December 15, 2006

Visual Search in the EBSCO databases

Need to find more synonyms for a research topic? Not sure how your research topic applies to other related aspects? Just wanna find out about a topic in general?

Try using the Visual Search tab in any EBSCO database. Type in your subject and watch the grokker-powered search engine do its thing! It is interactive so you can click as deep or as shallow as you wish. The window on the right opens to the article you have chosen to examine. From that window you can print, save, or email the article.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It is Microsoft Word, Folks!

Yes, monopoly or not...Microsoft Word is the standard word processor for sharing files with others and for printing in public labs. Several times this week, I have had to disappoint students when I tell them we only have Word.

Can't afford it? (It is SPENDY!!!!!!) Here are some inexpensive in FREE!

Zoho Writer is an online word processor that stores your files for you in the sky somewhere so that you can move from computer to computer with impunity.

OpenOffice is the complete suite that produces compatible files with Word and the other parts of the suite.

Not free, but somewhat manageable:

ThinkFree is $49.95 and is also available for online access.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Color Commentary-Stay REALLY local!

Need color copies? This reporter can tell you that you will find a bargain by getting color copies made in our Bookstore! It is $.69 per 8.5 by 11 inches paper. There are larger sizes that increase in cost. ( costs more downtown.)

Just bring your document on a flash drive into the Copy Center at the Bookstore and Mac will help you! And emergency on your part does not constitute one for their part. In other words, don't wait until the last minute!